Nortech Systems Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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Nortech Systems President, CEO, and Director Michael J. Degen
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  1. Was fun, was like playing with adult sized K'nex.

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    Former Employee - Laborer in Bemidji, MN
    Former Employee - Laborer in Bemidji, MN

    I worked at Nortech Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy, simple work, reliable hours

    Cons

    Management doesn't own up to its mistakes and employees and business suffers.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management instead of getting rid of employees for your mistakes.

  2. Did not expect that!

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    Former Employee - Material Coordinator III in Milaca, MN
    Former Employee - Material Coordinator III in Milaca, MN

    I worked at Nortech Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nortech employees are the best group of hard working people I know. They treat everyone like family. Production workers that is.

    Cons

    No steady schedule. Busy one week and working OT, going home the next lack of work. Some management have too much pull. Sales group needs to bring in more customers with product that is up and running. Too many new projects that are in design stages.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the management people who are bullies!!!

  3. Bait and Switch at Aerospace- They said anything to get you in the door then dropped the boom on you.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Blue Earth, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Blue Earth, MN

    I worked at Nortech Systems full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Product and Technology is interesting to work with.
    Production Operators are hard workers and try hard to follow directions.
    The management talk like they want to be a good company.
    Other Corporate divisions are better organized and functioning.

    Cons

    Too many decisions made at the Corporate level where they do not understand the Aerospace Industry or care to know the difference.
    Computers and Software are extremely outdated. They still use Novel.
    They use expired molding compound material when their policy clearly states that they do not use expired material.
    Production equipment is old, worn out and difficult to work with. Corporate will not consider updates or new tooling even when there are significant customer complaints.
    Most employees overwhelmed by work load and expectations.
    Nortech Corporate does not acknowledge the significantly different quality expectations in the aerospace industry.
    When there are customer complaints, it is easier to use the blame game, than take ownership for the failure and work to correct it.
    Total reactive fire fighting, no planning or preventative actions to prevent repeating defects and problems.
    Extremely high stress, high pressure, no resources to make changes.
    All of the best, highly trained and experienced employees have left the company or are trying to leave.
    Strong Negative Culture that take away any incentive to have ownership and pride in your work.
    Arrogant Plant Leadership have a take it our way or you know where the door is attitude.

    Advice to Management

    If Nortech Systems Corporation is going to remain in the Aerospace Industry, it must acknowledge the difference in quality and process control that it requires. They must provide the technology and resources to support the effort effectively or there product will be the source for a major catastrophic failure of an aircraft or military equipment that will cost peoples lives.

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  5. Great place to work at an entry level manufacturing job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayzata, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayzata, MN

    I have been working at Nortech Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People that work there are salt of the earth.
    Close to my home

    Cons

    Lack of a firm production schedule - see sawing, lots of work then no work
    Employee time off is not as valuable as the production schedule. Whatever it is for this hour.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, as they are your most valuable asset

  6. Chaos is normal

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrifield, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrifield, MN

    I worked at Nortech Systems

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent, though very expensive benefits. Plenty of PTO.

    Cons

    The building was in need of major repairs. Management did a poor job of communicating with employees regarding expectations especially with people who work slightly above the entry level. Pay for the area wasn't too bad, but it wasn't good either.

    Advice to Management

    More guidance to your mid-level employees would greatly help efficiency.

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